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To:     Class of 2017

From: Circulation Department, Wesleyan University Library

Re:     Returning Library Items before the end of the semester

The Circulation Department reminds you that all library items need to be returned to the library by Friday, May 19, 2017.

Please be advised that starting on Monday, May 22th, the library will process bills to Student Accounts for any items still charged out to your account. You may check your account to see what items are currently charged out to you. Please go to “My Account” from the “Wesleyan Library Catalog.”

If an item is lost or not returned, there will be a replacement fee of $85.00 per item, or a charge for the actual cost of the item if it is greater. The library reserves the right to charge a non-refundable processing fee of $35.00 per item for items returned damaged. If you have any questions about your library account, please contact the following staff members to clear your account.

Randy Wilson, (rwilson@wesleyan.edu, x. 3879) for collections at Olin Library

Linda Hurteau (lhurteau@wesleyan.edu, x. 3728) for items at Science Library

Jennifer Hadley (jthom@wesleyan.edu, x. 3897) for items at Scores & Recordings

Kathleen Cataldi (kcataldi@wesleyan.edu, x. 3852) for Reserve materials.

Kate Wolfe (ill@wesleyan.edu, x. 3876) for items from Interlibrary Loan department.

For any other questions, please contact elee01@wesleyan.edu, or call x. 3454.

Thank you for returning library items by May 19, 2017.

Congratulations on your forthcoming graduation and best wishes in your future endeavors.

EunJoo Lee, Head of Access Services, Olin Library

Seniors:  Please complete mandatory exit sessions for your Direct and/or Perkins Loan(s) by Monday, May 22. (For questions related to your Direct loans, please contact the FA Office at finaid@wesleyan.edu; for Perkins-related questions email hhaldezos@wesleyan.edu.)

 

Congratulations—you will soon be a Wesleyan alum! As you prepare for your departure from campus, I want to invite you to become an ambassador for Wesleyan and join the ranks of WAAV (Wesleyan Alumni Admission Volunteers). WAAV activities include representing Wesleyan at local college fairs, conducting interviews with prospective students, attending admission receptions, and acting as a local contact for interested prospective students and their families. What better way to keep your positive memories of Wesleyan alive than by making a contribution to the next generation of Wesleyan students?  

The primary activities for WAAV are representing Wesleyan at college fairs around the country and abroad and conducting interviews with prospective students. For the alumni interview process, prospective students request an alumni interview via our website. Each WAAV member has an alumni portal where they can view any students who have requested interviews, as well as keep track of those interviews you have “claimed” and completed. The two parties decide on the meeting place and time, and then engage in a conversation that typically lasts around 30-40 minutes. Once the interview is completed, the WAAV goes to their portal and submits an evaluation for that interviewee. 

Alumni support in the admission process is a critical component in our efforts to attract the strongest candidates from across the country and abroad. Don’t worry if you don’t know where you’ll be permanently next year—just sign up now and you can easily update your address once you’re settled. We look forward to adding members of the Class of 2017 to our community of nearly 700 active admission volunteers! This is a great way to give back to Wesleyan that doesn’t cost you anything but enthusiasm and time. 

If you would like to become a WAAV member, please complete the sign up form at: https://goo.gl/forms/N1RZYhzuYGyvVGmy2

 If you have any questions, please visit our WAAV Website or contact me at acorvi@wesleyan.edu or Karen O’Leary (WAAV Assistant) at kmoleary@wesleyan.edu.

 Again, congratulations on your upcoming graduation and I wish you a successful transition to the next stage of your life!

 Warmly, Ashleigh

Ashleigh M. Corvi ‘13, Senior Assistant Dean of Admission & Financial Aid

 

 

Fulbright has added 76 additional Brazil ETA placements for this year. A special open application period will be held from May 2 to July 14, 2017.  The deadline is Friday, July 14 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by July 14, 2017.  Additional requirements/preferences for this program include:

  • Must available for the full grant term: mid-February to November, 2018.
  • Cannot be residing in Brazil for more than three months in the 12 months prior to the grant start. Exception can be made for language immersion program enrollment.
  • Proficiency in a Romance language at the intermediate level (equivalent to 2-years college level study) is required at the time of application.
  • Experience working in an educational environment, specifically with classroom teaching or leadership is strongly preferred.

For more details, please refer to the Brazil Country Description: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedprogram/339

If you are interested, please contact Kate Smith, the Fulbright Program Advisor at Wesleyan University at fellowships@wesleyan.edu.

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Greetings Wesleyan Seniors! In preparation for a healthy and successful end to the 2016-2017 academic year, the Class Deans’ Office Roving Reporters are pleased to share some tips and strategies that students use to prepare for final exams and other academic assessments.

Overall Strategies:
thumbnailCA7IZ161• It gets to the point where I know I have to act like I am in a tunnel. (Joey ‘18)
• I’m trying to figure that out. My strategy is to pay attention in class and try to understand what’s happening when learning it and then remembering it is a lot easier. (Avi ‘20)
• Whenever you get the chance, put any effort you can into studying. Don’t let it build up. Don’t wait for midterms. Be on the lookout at least a week ahead of time. (Ryan ‘18)
• I look over all my notes and my syllabus to make sure I’m not missing any part of the class and to make sure that I at least know something about each portion of the syllabus. Then I just sort of spend time thinking about it and hope that I do well…and sleep. (Nathaniel ‘19)

Study Places:
• I like to be in a quiet place where I don’t feel distracted. I also like eating a good meal before studying so you’re not distracted by hunger the whole time. (Sarafina ‘20)
• Vary your study locations. Just get up and move every couple hours so you don’t get tired. (Campbell ‘19)

Time Management:
• Plan your time wisely. Make a daily schedule and a weekly schedule of all the things that you should be doing so you are using your time most efficiently. Also like not forgetting to get a meal and enough sleep. And to take care of yourself. (Steven ‘18)

Study Techniques:
• Always carry a highlighter everywhere you go…put it in your back pocket. (Mackenzie ‘19)
• I like to listen to really good music, like lots of rap…it has a steady beat, a set tempo for studying. (Parichat ‘20)
• I use index cards, rewrite my notes, and review a lot ahead of time and as you go along. (Valerie ‘20)thumbnailCAVE7PW2
• I study in separate chunks with breaks rather than cramming. You should test yourself; don’t just look at the notes. Anticipate questions that will be on the exam; don’t just look at your study guide and say Ah! I know this, and then formulate it into a question. (Kelly ‘17)
• Because I am a sociology major, I read a lot of social theory. I have different color codes for each color of highlighter that indicate special things in the text and make it easy to hold onto, like words like therefore, hence, thus, or for questions or definitions. I use colors that contrast two things. (Grace ’17)

General Advice:
• Don’t study with your friends. (Willa ‘19)
• Laugh a lot with your friends, take breaks with Netflix, and workout. (CiCi ‘18)

The Roving Class Deans:
These are terrific insights. To learn more about the ways that the Class Deans Office can help you, please stop in during drop-in hours or schedule an individual meeting to see us. http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/about/classdeans.html.

To meet with an Academic Peer Advisor for studying or test-taking tips or time management strategies, go to http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/resources/peeradvisors/index.html .

Remember:
Last Day to Withdraw from Full Semester & 4th Quarter Classes – May 3
Classes End – May 10
Reading Period – May 11 – 15
Final Exams – May 16 – 19
University Housing Closes – May 20

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PP Community Action April 27

FULBRIGHT INFORMATION SESSION | Tuesday April 25 @ 12PM

Attend a Fulbright Information Session on Tuesday April 25 @ 12PM in Usdan 110 (feel free to pick up lunch beforehand – the presentation will start just after 12PM!).

FELLOWSHIP WRITING WORKSHOP | Tuesday April 25 OR Wednesday April 26

Thinking about applying to Fulbright? Maybe the Marshall, Mitchell or Rhodes Scholarship? And not sure where to start? Attend an upcoming Writing Workshop with Kate! Food will be provided, but registration is required. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/v3mLOYgDd6WARl7P2

For more updates, deadlines & opportunities, please follow Fellowships @ Wes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wesfellowships/

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Student Account Reminder 

To:          Class of 2017

From:      Student Accounts Office 

Please keep in mind that to receive your diploma on Friday, May 26th your Student Account must be in good standing on Wednesday, May 24th (i.e. don’t forget to pay the bill due May 4th).  You may check on the status of your account at anytime by clicking on “Student Account Center” in the “Financial Information” section of your e-portfolio. Payment(s) can be made by e-check on Student Account Center, paper check made payable to “Wesleyan University” or by cash in person at the Student Accounts Office.

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